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  1. Tinkertoy

    3-sided pyramid type shape?

    that's definitely pretty close! I'm thinking a tad more "round" from the top view but that's the general shape I'm aiming for. now if I can just figure out what half of what you said means, HAHA! I think you lost me with triangle polygon extruded into a tube. you don't mean a triangle primitive right? then after that I don't know what edge loops means or how to weld a top point.
  2. I'm trying to create the shape pictured. I know the drawing isn't great but basically imagine if you took a sphere and squashed it on the Y axis (up and down). Well I want that shape, but instead of perfectly round around the middle I'd like it to be composed of three curved sides. So I guess you could imagine a 3 sided pyramid with curved, instead of straight, sides and then elongated in the vertical direction. This would form the top half of the shape I'm going for, from there I guess you could duplicate it, flip it upside down, and merge it to the bottom of the top half to get the bottom that I'm looking for. I'm just not even sure what primitive object I should be starting with to get this shape.
  3. Tinkertoy

    Easy way to mold an object to another?

    spline offset?
  4. Tinkertoy

    Easy way to mold an object to another?

    So you just drew a spline and then used the spline wrap to get the box to follow it? I just want to make sure I actually understand the process.
  5. i'm pretty sure there's a simply way, I just don't know it. how would I get this box to mold to the surface of this capsule with the least amount of steps? and thank you again for all of your help. you guys are awesome.
  6. Tinkertoy

    Use bodypaint but keep material?

    Hmm. It seemed to work just fine this time. Thanks for the tip! Apparently having the little red x replaced with the pen icon is what was keeping it from allowing me to paint on a surface. I try to hover over things, but lots of the icons in the interface, especially in the BP part, have no tooltips. https://streamable.com/5dyh5
  7. Tinkertoy

    Use bodypaint but keep material?

    i did 100% step by step what you posted, no more, no less, so i may not have. will check it in a bit.
  8. Tinkertoy

    Use bodypaint but keep material?

    Thank you for taking the time to explain. It makes MUCH more sense now. However I apparently did something not quite right, as I can totally see where you're going with it, but it still won't let me paint on it. Pretty sure I just have like one tiny thing set wrong or something. I've linked a video of what is going on. https://streamable.com/qf66s
  9. Tinkertoy

    Use bodypaint but keep material?

    I just wanted to paint some stripes. I'll just model the things on with geometry. Thanks for the info anyway though, seriously, if I ever have a the downtime I'll try to watch some of them. I'd like to learn it, I just don't have 8 1/2 hours to dedicate to learning to paint a couple of stripes right now.
  10. Tinkertoy

    Use bodypaint but keep material?

    which video? there's 8 1/2 hours of them.
  11. Tinkertoy

    Use bodypaint but keep material?

    Okay I bumbled around with some settings (I'd already made sure and click on the alpha channel before but it didn't work) and this time it seems to (kinda) work. I can paint on the object but it doesn't show anything in the display window. If I go to the UV tab I can see it, but I can't see what I'm doing unless I use the MOVE icon at the top to move the view and then it shows it on top of the other material. So I've kinda got it...but how would I make it so that I can actually see what I'm doing as I do it?
  12. Tinkertoy

    Use bodypaint but keep material?

    I don't know what "set up the brush so it paints on the alpha and the color or whatever layer at the same time " means. How do I set up the brush to paint on the alpha layer? I've been playing with it for hours and though it seems simple to you I cannot figure it out. I'm sure it's some VERY simple thing that I'm just no seeing like not recognizing a certain icon that needs to be ticked or something.
  13. Tinkertoy

    Use bodypaint but keep material?

    I'm TRYING to learn how to do it but the BP interface is not familiar for me. As you can see in the video I made sure and selected an alpha material to be created with the wizard, but no matter what I try it won't let me paint on the alpha layer. Can you please just tell me how to paint on the alpha layer? I've watched BP basics videos and all they say is to run the wizard and start painting. So there's something small I'm missing.
  14. Tinkertoy

    Use bodypaint but keep material?

    Tried, didn't work :\ https://streamable.com/kqygf
  15. Tinkertoy

    Use bodypaint but keep material?

    Okay. Will try all of that and report back shortly.

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